Enhance your knowledge of applied linguistics to become a highly employable teacher of Spanish to speakers of other lanugages.
1 year (full-time)
2 years (part-time)
Number of credits:
MA: 180 credits
PGDip: 120 credits
A unique, non-immersive language teaching programme.
Gain a clear insight into the world of foreign language teaching, specifically Spanish.
Develop your professional expertise and knowledge based in Spanish language and linguistics.
Roehampton has strong links with the Cervantes Institute, the official institution for the promotion of Spanish language and culture.
Course and Module Details
With our unique master's in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, you will graduate with a good knowledge of applied linguistics and the methodologies of teaching Spanish to foreign students. This course is equally ideal for those who studied Spanish at undergraduate level, and for mother-tongue Spanish students with a degree in any discipline who wish to teach.
You will acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to be a proficient teacher of Spanish - and any other languages you may have at a high level. You will reflect on the structure of Spanish and how to communicate it to your students, and be encouraged to bring elements of Spanish culture into your teaching to make your lessons more meaningful and enjoyable.
The methodologies you will learn are informed by research and current best-practice. You will have the chance to consolidate your learning with hands on teaching experience either onsite at Roehampton or at another institution that teaches Spanish. The programme is taught in both English and Spanish, and your dissertation can be either language.
You will benefit from the University’s close relationship with the Instituto Cervantes, the official institution for the promotion of Spanish language and culture, and the resources and connections it offers.
These modules are those we currently offer and may be subject to change each year.
There is a nationwide shortage of modern foreign language teachers so you will graduate with excellent employment prospects. Although this MA will not give you Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to teach in state secondary schools*, you may be employed in schools within the independent sector and in Free Schools, and the many language schools that cater for adults and business people.
*To gain QTS please see our PGCE programmes.
How to apply
You can apply now for any programme starting in January, February, April or September 2022.
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Postgraduate application process FAQs
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We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.
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